Call to Artists

Temporary Public Art Program

Calling all Bay Area Artists!

Deadline: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Local Artists Berkeley is reaching out to find two outstanding artworks to propose to the City of Berkeley on temporary display for approximately one year. We are seeking artists who demonstrate experience producing artwork that can endure the outdoors in a public setting. The two sculptures will be placed on Shattuck Avenue in Downtown Berkeley.

Artworks will be selected by a jury of arts professionals and the selected artists will receive a stipend for the successful installation of their work. The selected artworks must be approved by the City of Berkeley Civic Arts Commission.  LAB will assist artist with engineering approval, insurance, and installation of artwork. Assistance from participating artists is expected. 

Local Artists Berkeley is a newly formed 501(c)3 nonprofit art organization that advocates for the arts in Berkeley.  We will bring art to the public realm while assisting artists with the burden of public art protocol and installation by raising funds to cover the cost. Each sculpture will be identified with a nameplate provided by LAB. The artists are responsible for assigning a retail price, from which LAB claims 30% commission. Please review the information on our website and email us at info@localartistsberkeley.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing your artwork!

Don't forget, the more funds we raise, the more the stipend there will be! So please help share the news!

All applications must include:

1. Artist Resume

2. Biography of 100 words or less, written in third person

3. Artist Statement of 150 words or less specifically about the artwork you would like to submit for the temporary art program, written in first person

4. Images for Proposal

  • 2-3 images of the artwork you would like to submit

  • 10 images of past artwork. Please number to correspond with the image description list.

  • Please provide a corresponding image description list for the work you submit.

3. Proposal

  • Include what Berkeley and/or California’s Bay Area means to you and how your sculpture can contribute to the city of Berkeley, California.

  • Provide as many details as possible about the artwork you would like to submit.

Please donate to help us with Administration Costs. 

Thank you!

LAB 2019 Application Form:

By submitting an Application Form to LAB, artist agrees to allow LAB to use their material (text, images, biographical information, etc.) to promote the artwork.  We will not sell your images or information to anyone!

Please email any questions to: info@localartistsberkeley.org

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Name
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100 words or less, written in third person
150 words or less specifically about the artwork you would like to submit for the temporary art program, written in first person
2-3 images of the artwork you would like to submit 10 images of past artwork. Please number to correspond with the image description list.
Include what Berkeley and/or California’s Bay Area means to you and how your sculpture can contribute to the city of Berkeley, California Provide as many details ad possible about the artwork you would like to submit
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Thanks for your time!!  And please donate to help support the arts!!

 
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